Thursday, January 5, 2012

Best bang for your bucks

They may call it a ‘BIM Audit’, a ‘BIM health check’ or refer to it as a ‘BIM Gap analysis’.
There are companies operating within the AEC that promote services fitting the above described categories. If you have anything to do with BIM, you would’ve come across at least one of them by now, urging you to take the assessment.
The premise of their promotion is to establish where had the client company got-to BIM wise, and what remains to be done.

In principle, not a bad idea, however be careful, very, very careful what you are spending your money on.
First, check the assessor’s credentials. You would not want to have your ability to speak a foreign language tested by someone that is not fluent in it.
And fluent means, fluent. Speaking it, daily. Out and about. On the ‘street’. So to speak.
Second, commit to further steps even before the results come in.
Third, still be prepared to change tack, no matter what the assessors recommend.
Keep an open mind. Research. Research. Research....

I have an 8 page PowerPoint that I am happy to share with anyone that wants to do a 10 minute self test on BIM readiness.
The best use of your ‘audit’ money may yet be pondering over it for a while!

Email for it if you are interested:
or can see it here:
My latest SlideShare upload : A working bim system2 via @slideshare

1 comment:

  1. Now I know why they tell you to put your head between your knees on crash landings. You think you're going to kiss your ass good-bye.